"Hello Playbill.com," says the actress who portrays Mary Wilson of The Supremes. "Here's a look into our experience on this year's 'A Capitol Fourth' brought to you by PBS. It was such an honor to represent our show and the Broadway community in our nation's capitol on Independence Day. It was truly supreme!"
Cast members from the music-filled Broadway musical Motown — including Brandon Victor Dixon and 2013 Tony nominee Valisia LeKae — were featured in the 90-minute program. The company offered such tunes as "Stop In the Name of Love," "My Girl," "Get Ready" and "Dancing in the Street."
Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the evening also featured the talents of Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Candice Glover, Scotty McCreery, Darren Criss, Jackie Evancho, Megan Hilty, John Williams, The National Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Jack Everly.
"A Capitol Fourth" was heard live over NPR member stations nationwide and was broadcast to U.S. military personnel in more than 175 countries and aboard 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea on the American Forces Network.